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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 7:38 a.m.

Man hit in head, robbed in Ypsilanti

By Lee Higgins

A man was hit in the back of the head with an unknown object and robbed Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Hill and Orchard streets, Ypsilanti police said.

About 1:40 p.m., the 48-year-old man got off an AATA bus he had boarded at Walmart, when a man followed him and hit him with the object, knocking him to the ground, a police crime summary said.

The assailant dumped out the victim's backpack and stole a bag containing two watches the victim had purchased, the summary said. It's unclear whether the victim was injured.

Police said a report was not taken on the incident for about 24 hours. Investigators do not have any suspects.

Anyone with information can call police at (734) 483-9510.



Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 7:13 p.m.

This sounds like this guy was totally being cased and followed. the robber knew exactly what he had and where to find it. Funny, in a weird kind of way, seems like my friends are always teasing me for constantly looking around, taking note of the things and especially the people around me........keep your wits about you when you're out and about folks!


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 5:07 p.m.

To have called the police like NOW would have helped him. (perhaps he didn't have a cell on him) but I would have asked the next person I saw to call for me. Perhaps he was injured, and couldn't think to call right away.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 4:46 p.m.

If he was struck in the back of the head, then he probably didn't see the assailant. Perhaps that's why there is no description.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 3:45 p.m.

I'm not blaming or excusing anyone but the lack of information in such cases is often due to lack of comment from the victim (to the news reporters and or the police). This report clearly states that the victim delayed reporting the crime to police. Right or wrong - you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. I personally consider it a duty to myself and to the public to report details of any crime I witness. Others, apparently, don't agree. " It's unclear whether the victim was injured." - now that is puzzling. One can only wonder if he was even asked about his physical state at the time he reported the crime. Assault cases where head trauma is a possibility do call for such questions, IMO.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 2:10 p.m.

Once again, no description of the suspect. No height, weight, racial description; so should I just suspect everyone I meet? Either Washtenaw County Sheriff's dept. is absolutlely uncooperative when giving out crime details (most likely), or Ann is doing a bad job of reporting... which is it?

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 5:46 p.m.

wcsd is a nonfactor on this one its ypd jurisdiction